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The prospect of a long-distance train ride in a mask is less than attractive, but the promise of a vaccine gives some hope(Parth Garg)

Humour: Train of thought

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:57 PM IST
It’s now been long enough for even the rail clichés to be missed
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Police personnel near the charred remains of a car which collided with a tanker truck on the Yamuna Expressway under Khandauli police station in Agra district, in the wee hours of Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Five people travelling in the car were charred to death.(PTI)
Police personnel near the charred remains of a car which collided with a tanker truck on the Yamuna Expressway under Khandauli police station in Agra district, in the wee hours of Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Five people travelling in the car were charred to death.(PTI)

Five burn to death after Yamuna e-way car crash

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra, Agra
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 03:10 AM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the death of five people and directed the officials in Agra to reach the spot to supervise relief work.
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There was police deployment on the college campus after newly appointed interim principal, Peter Emmanuel, wasn’t allowed to take charge. (Image courtesy- Livehindustan.com)
There was police deployment on the college campus after newly appointed interim principal, Peter Emmanuel, wasn’t allowed to take charge. (Image courtesy- Livehindustan.com)

Lucknow diocese moves HC on Sherwood College control

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Haldwani
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:48 AM IST
The Uttarakhand High Court will hear the matter on Tuesday along with other parties, the Diocese of Agra and current principal of the Sherwood College, Amandeep Sandhu.
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The Agra metro project comprises two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km and will connect major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands, a PMO release said.(ANI)
The Agra metro project comprises two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km and will connect major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands, a PMO release said.(ANI)

PM Modi to virtually inaugurate construction of Agra Metro project

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:21 AM IST
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said that the Agra Metro project will boost ‘ease of living’ for the people of Agra as well as tourists.
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The more you stare at the Taj, the more it reveals its beauty
The more you stare at the Taj, the more it reveals its beauty

Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: A celebration of love

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:02 AM IST
To really appreciate the beauty of the Taj, you have to watch it change colour as it shimmers in the sun
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The Prime Minister had, on March 8 last year, inaugurated the Agra Metro project along with the commencement of commercial operations of Lucknow Metro.(PTI)
The Prime Minister had, on March 8 last year, inaugurated the Agra Metro project along with the commencement of commercial operations of Lucknow Metro.(PTI)

PM Modi to inaugurate construction work of Agra metro project on Dec 7

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:44 PM IST
It will provide environment-friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to the historic city. The estimated cost of the project will be Rs 8,379.62 crore and it will be completed in 5 years.
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The family has termed the boy’s action as “childish”.(@CMOfficeUP/Twitter)
The family has termed the boy’s action as “childish”.(@CMOfficeUP/Twitter)

Boy, 15, picked up by cops for issuing death threat to Yogi Adityanath

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 06:28 PM IST
According to police at Sushant Golf City police station in Lucknow, the teenager had sent the threat by WhatsApp on the state’s Dial 112 helpline number.
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“I humbly request everyone to stop polluting the rivers. We need to start acting now or else our future will be in danger,” said another volunteer.(Twitter/@ANINewsUP)
“I humbly request everyone to stop polluting the rivers. We need to start acting now or else our future will be in danger,” said another volunteer.(Twitter/@ANINewsUP)

Volunteers clean banks of Yamuna in Agra

By Asian News International | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Agra, Uttar Pradesh
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:13 PM IST
The programme, being conducted every weekend, involves several volunteers who clean the riven bank.
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The accused allegedly stabbed the dentist with a knife multiple times while her children were in another room.(ANI)
The accused allegedly stabbed the dentist with a knife multiple times while her children were in another room.(ANI)

Man who stabbed Agra dentist held after encounter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Agra
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:55 AM IST
According to police, the accused, identified as Shubham Pathak, entered the house of the deceased, Dr Nisha Singhal, with the intention of robbing the family.
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A senior police official in Uttar Pradesh’s said the man, who attacked the woman dentist, has been arrested.(ANI Photo)
A senior police official in Uttar Pradesh’s said the man, who attacked the woman dentist, has been arrested.(ANI Photo)

Woman dentist’s throat slit, children attacked in Agra

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 02:43 PM IST
Reports said Agra Police have caught the attacker, who was identified from CCTV footage, after a brief exchange of fire on Saturday.
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The croc being released after recovery(Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Department and Wildlife SOS)
The croc being released after recovery(Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Department and Wildlife SOS)

Crocodile with fish hook stuck in mouth rescued in Uttar Pradesh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Officials said members of Wildlife SOS and the Uttar Pradesh forest department personnel rushed to help the crocodile after receiving a call from the regional forest officer.
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Increased pollution levels at Agra have compromised the Taj Mahal’s visibility(REUTERS)
Increased pollution levels at Agra have compromised the Taj Mahal’s visibility(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Rising pollution at Agra reduces Taj Mahal’s visibility and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The Taj Mahal visible faintly in the poor air quality of Agra.(Photo courtesy: Ranvijay Singh)
The Taj Mahal visible faintly in the poor air quality of Agra.(Photo courtesy: Ranvijay Singh)

Rising air pollution in Agra reduces Taj visibility

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Experts and citizens blame it on the spurt in construction activity, increase in vehicular traffic, and stubble burning
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File image of Poonam Yadav.(PTI)
File image of Poonam Yadav.(PTI)

Women’s T20 Challenge: Missed the feeling of celebrating a wicket, says Poonam Yadav

By Shalini Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:33 PM IST
Seeing her idol Rashid Khan bowl, the 29-year-old spinner from Agra Poonam Yadav itched to turn her arm. Now she has flown to Dubai, only to enter another six-day quarantine period.
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The image shows Agra’s ‘kanji bade wale uncle’.(Twitter/@ANINewsUP)
The image shows Agra’s ‘kanji bade wale uncle’.(Twitter/@ANINewsUP)

Agra’s ‘kanji bade wale uncle’ who has had the stall for 40 years sees rise in customers following viral video

By Asian News International | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 10:03 AM IST
After his video went viral, several people started visiting Narayan Singh’s food stall including Agra District magistrate Prabhu N Singh.
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The image shows ‘kanji bade wale uncle’ in Agra.(Instagram/a_tastetour)
The image shows ‘kanji bade wale uncle’ in Agra.(Instagram/a_tastetour)

After Baba Ka Dhaba, video of ‘kanji bade wale uncle’ in Agra goes viral. People pledge to help

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:28 PM IST
The video, originally shared by a food blogger on Instagram, is being posted by many across various social media platforms.
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Redefining mobility - Hyena M1(Aslov Automotives Pvt. Ltd)
Redefining mobility - Hyena M1(Aslov Automotives Pvt. Ltd)

A new horse from the stable of Navy veteran - Electric scooter Hyena M1 from Aslov Auto

UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Hyena M1 can be booked from the company’s official website by paying a booking amount of only Rs 4,999.
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File photo: Workers spray disinfection at Taj Mahal premises it re-opens from September 21.(ANI)
File photo: Workers spray disinfection at Taj Mahal premises it re-opens from September 21.(ANI)

Taj Mahal re-opens for public after six months, visitors to be divided into two slots

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:47 AM IST
A maximum of 5,000 visitors will be allowed in two shifts per day to visit the monument.
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On Saturday, veteran of Agra’s tourism trade and former president of Tourism Guild of Agra Arun Dang recommended renaming the museum to Agra Museum, and not confine it to any specific dynasty or individual.(HT Photo)
On Saturday, veteran of Agra’s tourism trade and former president of Tourism Guild of Agra Arun Dang recommended renaming the museum to Agra Museum, and not confine it to any specific dynasty or individual.(HT Photo)

UP government receives suggestions to rename Agra’s Mughal Museum

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Meanwhile, Agra Development Foundation has distanced itself from the renaming controversy, but has demanded that museum should be capable of drawing the attention of tourists
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A member of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stands guard inside the empty premises of the historic Taj Mahal during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of Covid-19, in Agra, India.(REUTERS)
A member of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel stands guard inside the empty premises of the historic Taj Mahal during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of Covid-19, in Agra, India.(REUTERS)

Agra hotels set to welcome tourists as Taj Mahal reopens from September 21

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | Agra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 07:19 AM IST
The famed monuments, which attract people all across the world, were shut in March due to the nationwide lockdown in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this, the hotel industry was shut for over five months and suffered losses.
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The under-construction museum in Agra.(HT Photo.)
The under-construction museum in Agra.(HT Photo.)

Tourism department to seek funds for Agra’s under-construction ‘Mughal Museum’

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 07:57 PM IST
Due to various factors, including GST, the cost of constructing the museum has escalated to Rs 173 crores of which Rs 94 crores has already been released and utilized.
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Thomas Cook India-Amar Chitra Katha to bring alive India’s heritage(Twitter/OTMIndia)
Thomas Cook India-Amar Chitra Katha to bring alive India’s heritage(Twitter/OTMIndia)

Great Indian Journeys: Thomas Cook India, SOTC Travel partner with Amar Chitra Katha to bring alive India’s heritage

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 02:59 PM IST
Thomas Cook India, SOTC Travel and Amar Chitra Katha join hands to provide a four-five day itinerary through historic locales like Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur, Mathura, Hampi, Delhi, Agra and offer young explorers to discover India’s rich heritage and iconic attractions with the launch of ‘Great Indian Journeys’
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The under-construction Mughal museum in Agra.(HT photo)
The under-construction Mughal museum in Agra.(HT photo)

Agra’s Mughal museum to house Braj artefacts as well: Official

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Braj, also known as Brij or Brijbhoomi, is the region around Mathura-Vrindavan and is considered to be the land of Lord Krishna
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the state government is all set to promote products selected under its ODOP scheme across the country through retail stores. The government will also provide financial assistance to the artisans whose products will be selected. (Photo @myogiadityanath)
the state government is all set to promote products selected under its ODOP scheme across the country through retail stores. The government will also provide financial assistance to the artisans whose products will be selected. (Photo @myogiadityanath)

UP to organise ‘one district one product’ international exhibition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Through this exhibition, Indian and foreign buyers will be able to directly connect with artisans to do business.
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EPS noted that Varanasi had witnessed moderate peak demand growth in comparison to its energy requirement growth that is in contrast to most of the other mega cities.(Representational Image)
EPS noted that Varanasi had witnessed moderate peak demand growth in comparison to its energy requirement growth that is in contrast to most of the other mega cities.(Representational Image)

Lucknow to record highest power demand growth in UP in next decade

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:51 AM IST
The city’s peak demand was likely to soar to 2579 MW from the current 1450 MW by 2029-30, the 19th Electric Power Survey of mega cities said.
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The three men were arrested last week and have been identified as Rajender Maajhi, Ashfaq Beg and Ram Dhar, all hailing from Madhya Pradesh.
The three men were arrested last week and have been identified as Rajender Maajhi, Ashfaq Beg and Ram Dhar, all hailing from Madhya Pradesh.

3 held for killing cab driver after robbing him of valuables, dumping body in Agra

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 01:49 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Monika Bhardwaj said the cab driver Kripa Shankar Tiwari was reported missing on December 2.
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File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(ANI)
File photo: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(ANI)

‘Rename Agra’s Mughal Museum after Shivaji’: Yogi Adityanath

By Pankaj Jaiswal and Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:54 PM IST
The Rs 141 crore museum, being built by the state tourism department, was the brainchild of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav who announced its construction in 2016.
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Seen here is the grieving family. Sensing trouble, the police presence was increased in the area. (HT Photo)
Seen here is the grieving family. Sensing trouble, the police presence was increased in the area. (HT Photo)

NSA against 3 for alleged murder of 9-year-old in Agra: Cops

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Villagers were angry against “police’s laxity” in the case and tension prevailed in the area as the accused and victim belonged to different communities.
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Staff at a shop in Agra arranging marble products after the date of the reopening of the Taj Mahal was announced.(HT PHOTO)
Staff at a shop in Agra arranging marble products after the date of the reopening of the Taj Mahal was announced.(HT PHOTO)

Taj Mahal’s reopening to give Agra’s marble trade a new lease of life

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Marble traders in Agra had taken a huge hit during the lockdown amid the Covid-9 pandemic that stopped tourist traffic and disrupted shipments.
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The districts where the survey will be conducted are Meerut, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Baghpat and Agra.(PTI)
The districts where the survey will be conducted are Meerut, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Baghpat and Agra.(PTI)

Sero survey begins in 11 UP districts today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:31 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh health department will begin a serological survey in 11 districts of the state, including Lucknow, from Friday to determine the prevalence of the coronavirus infection among people
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